VIRTUOSO & BELCANTO FESTIVAL

Lucca, 13 JULY – 26 JULY 2020

The Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival program of masterclasses is a true study program. Enrolled students will have the opportunity of studying with some of the most important artists from around the world. Each student will have an opportunity to take lessons from all the teachers in a chosen study program.

There will be five competitions focused on virtuosity and belcanto, reserved for those musicians participating in the courses (piano, violin, viola, cello and chamber music). These competitions come with sizable prizes in the form of cash, concert engagements, or musical instruments from violin-making workshops.

There will also be a selection from among the winners of the Virtuoso & Belcanto instrumental competitions to choose who will perform a solo concerto in the 2021-22 season of the Populäre Konzerte in the Philharmonie of Berlin, accompanied by the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin.

The Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival concert program is enticing, with numerous concerts featuring renowned artists and talented young musicians from all over the world, in unique Tuscan locations. Music lovers from every part of the world will not want to miss this very special event.

Festival activities include four workshops:

Chamber Orchestra

Virtuoso & Belcanto Ensembles

Esperienza Classica

Contemporary Virtuoso & Belcanto

Some of the string quartets or other ensembles such as piano trios or string trios will be able to take advantage of free housing for the entire duration of the Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival in Lucca’s villas and historical homes, thanks to the cooperation of the association Le Dimore del Quartetto. Selection will be carried out according to the deadlines indicated on the registration page and will be decided by the artistic directors of both Virtuoso & Belcanto and Le Dimore del Quartetto.